The Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE)

Swingland, Ian R. (1995) The Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE). Dodo-Journal of the Wildlife Preservation Trusts (31). pp. 19-27. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The evolution, establishment, development and activities of The Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) are described and explained, concentrating particularly on the connection and close collaboration with the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust (JWPT), DICE evolved from the realisation that natural sciences and ecological understanding alone cannot sustainably conserve wildlife and ecosystems without an understanding of the social sciences, as well as the need for developing means of integrating both sciences with practical experience and effectiveness. Decision-makers have been unable to use the scientific knowledge-base developed over many decades because it was both inaccessible and inapplicable, Moreover most training courses and graduate programmes were not targeted at improving the ability of the students to do a job, and were inflexible in their structure and uncaring of the future support needed by students in their chosen careers, This state of affairs required a radical departure from the conventional institute, both in its philosophy and priorities, and a university capable of embracing it.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: conservation science; training; research and development; biodiversity
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: I.T. Ekpo
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2009 09:58
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 08:31
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/19079 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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